This Namiki Nippon Art fountain pen in the Dragon with Cumulus design was created by a collaboration of maki-e artists (Kokkokai) in Japan. The Nippon Art collection features the Hira Maki-e technique (flat maki-e). The pen matches the Yukari size, has an 14k gold nib and fills via the included Pilot CON-70 converter. The artist's kanji signature can be seen on the pen as an additional design feature. The Namiki #10 14k gold nib is inscribed with the silhouette of Mt. Fuji as well as the Namiki pentagon logo. With the Hira Maki-e technique, the lacquered main design is decorated with sprinkled gold and silver powders. Several additional layers of lacquer are then applied. After the lacquer is hardened, it is then burnished.
The Dragon with Cumulus design depicts the dragon emerging from a roiling cumulus cloud. The combination of cumulus clouds with the dragon represents power and good fortune. A fine gold band encircles the bottom of the cap lip, making the pen's most vulnerable spot stronger in a very subtle manner. Gold and other metallic powers are applied to create the shapes and colors of this design and the low relief motif can be felt as well as seen.
These pens are truly one-of-a-kind works of art, and they are warrantied for life by Namiki, and they come packaged in a velvet-lined box.
Please note we are unable to accept a return of this pen for any reason once it has been inked.